Cultural Planning in Local Government Forums

Presented by the Cultural Development Network in collaboration with the Arts and Culture Committee, Municipal Association of Victoria, and the Melbourne City Council, Corangamite Shire Council, Gannawarra Shire Council, Mitchell Shire Council and Latrobe City Council.

In Victoria to date, there has been no sector-wide approach to cultural planning. This series of forums provides the first opportunity for shared processes and standards in the sector across the whole of the state.  It offers local government cultural development workers skill development in cultural planning, and the chance to share expertise and experience.  A ‘theory of change’ focus encourages a deep examination of outcomes that are sought and methods to determine how these are achieved. The format will include presentations, group discussion, case studies and information about resources.

•             Learn how to consult, research, develop, implement and evaluate your cultural plan.

•             Develop skills in use of national, state and local data to inform your planning.

•             Share knowledge and ideas with councils in your region.

•             Link in to worldwide networks and resources on culture and planning.

•             Consider your own council’s plan in the light of a shared statewide approach.

FORUM FACILITATORS: John Smithies, Director, and Dr. Kim Dunphy, Research Program Manager, of the Cultural Development Network, Victoria, with contributions from local professionals in each location.

DATE AND LOCATION: This series of three workshops will be held between April and July in central Melbourne and each of four regional locations: Camperdown (Corangamite Shire); Kerang (Gannawarra Shire); Seymour (Mitchell Shire) and Morwell (Latrobe City Council). All forums run from 9:30am – 4:30pm.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: The forums are tailored to local government staff who are involved in developing and implementing cultural plans.  We recommend that participants attend all forums as they are an interlinked sequence.

The Cultural Development Network is supported by the Victorian Government through Arts Victoria for this event.

See flyer for booking details and further information


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